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Phyllis Doreen Nelson Hopper Dec. 5, 1936 - Jan. 25, 2016

Phyllis was born in Killam, Alberta, and passed away from cancer in Gresham at age 79. She is survived by her husband, Al; children, Teresa, Linda, Steve and Lisa; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at City Bible Church, 9200 N.E. Fremont St., Portland.

Lorraine “Sue” Brown, aka Suzie Coonse and Sue Strom

On Jan. 20, 2016, Sue left us surrounded by family. Even clear to the end, she had her quick wit that always made everyone laugh. She was born on Aug. 3, 1936, in Algona, Wash. She attended Hoquiam High School, in the early 1950’s, with her best friends for life, Sharon Sleasman Reynvaan, Sharon said they never got much done in class as Sue was always telling jokes. In her younger adult years, Sue supported Scouting and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She saw her oldest son earn Eagle Scout and he recently receive the Silver Beaver Award. Another one of her proud moments was when her grandson, Tanner, also became an Eagle Scout and she was able to see it even with her health issues.

David Olsen

David Olsen, 96, Aberdeen resident and former Battalion Chief for Aberdeen Fire Department, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, 2016, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam, Wash.

Nancy M. Hagara

Nancy passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 1, 2016. She was born on July 25, 1949 to Jim and Stella Replogle. She was raised in Hoquiam and graduated High School in 1967.

Chris Reutercrona

Chris Reutercrona, 60, died at his home in Tacoma on Jan. 16, 2016 due to complications of a massive stroke. He was born in Aberdeen, Wash. on Oct. 26, 1955 to Eric and Barbara Reutercrona of Montesano.

Betty S. Diedrich Boland Oct. 2, 1926 - Jan. 14, 2016 & Jim P. Boland Feb. 24, 1921 - April 8, 1990

Born and raised in Tacoma, Betty was a 1944 graduate of Lincoln High. She married a Chehalin Jim Boland in the fall of 44. They spent summers camping and clam digging at the beach. Jim also had a love for deep sea, fishing. After, retiring from Tacoma City Light, Betty and Jim traveled (but always took time for clam digging). While home, they also raised a garden and always shared their Bounty. Betty loved her flowers and raised beautiful roses. Holidays found her baking goodies and cooking huge meals for the family.
 

Jason C. Louderback

Jason Christopher Louderback of Elma passed away on Jan. 18, 2016 at his home in Matlock. Jason was 38. He was raised in Aberdeen. Later the family moved to Matlock in 1984. He graduated from Montesano High School in 1996.

Rick A. Pullar

Rick Allen Pullar, 61, of Montesano passed away at his home on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Rick was born April 15, 1954 in Aberdeen, Wash. to Wayne and Freida (Bruner) Pullar. He was raised in Montesano and had also lived 3 years in Topeka, Kan. where he attended Shawnee Heights High School. Returning to Montesano in 1970 and graduated from Montesano High School in 1972.

Floyd “Al” Sexton

Floyd “Al” Sexton died Jan. 8, 2016, at his home in Elma, Wash. He was born in Tulsa, Okla., the son of Floyd and Goldie (McCully) Sexton, and moved to Washington State at a very young age. Allen (as he was known then) attended grades 1-5 at schools in Ballard. His family then moved to the McCleary area, where he enjoyed fishing, his horse “Old Babe,” his English Pointer “Spot,” and a lot of extended family. Allen attended grades 6-12 at Elma schools, graduating from Elma High School where he lettered 3 years in football and baseball. He chose boxing over basketball and achieved Junior Heavyweight Champion his senior year.

Michael J. Cooper

Michael John Cooper passed away at the age of 60 on Jan. 12, 2016. Mike resided in Aberdeen, Wash., with his wife, Tami, and passed away after a long battle with cancer at Providence St Peter in Olympia.